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19 AUGUST 2014

Information Design and Data Visualisation



2014accessible designclear communicationcommunication designdata visualisation • design for visual communication • Edward Tufte • information complexity • information design • information is dead until it is read • LATCH (acronym) • London College of Communication • mappingmeaningRichard Saul Wurmantimeline • Tony Pritchard • typographytypology • understandable design • usability design • visual communicationvisual grammar • visual representations of information • visually engaging design


Simon Perkins
15 JANUARY 2010

Organising via: Location, Alphabet, Time, Category, Continuum

"The first step in transforming data into information is to explore its organization. This simple yet crucial process can appear futile, but often you can discover something through it that you had never seen before. It is important to realize that the very organization of things affects the way we interpret and understand their separate pieces. Take any set of things: students in a classroom, financials for a company, information about a city, or animals in a zoo. How would you organize these? Which is best? Richard Saul Wurman suggests five ways to organize everything... Literally everything can be organized by alphabet, location, time, continuum, number, or category...

Often, there are often better ways to organize data than the traditional ones that first occur to us. Each organization of the same set of data expresses different attributes and messages."

(Nathan Shedroff)




Simon Perkins
24 MARCH 2009

Information Architecture: understanding in the age of also

"Richard Saul Wurman, author and founder of the celebrated TED conferences, describes himself as an 'information architect,' a term that he defines as 'the individual who organizes the patterns inherent in data, making the complex clear. It's a person who creates the structure or map of information which allows others to find their personal paths to knowledge, and it's also the name of the emerging 21st century professional occupation which addresses the needs of an age, focused upon clarity, human understanding and the science of the organization of information.'"

(Ubiquity, ACM)



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